Sorry in advance for my ignorance on this subject; does failing to ratify a UN treaty thus undo the Americans with Disabilities Act or something ?
If that is still in place, and the UN initiative was based on it, (with some major overlap I would guess?), then I dont understand how voting yes or no on this would actually change the lives of anyone who already lives within the jurisdiction of the ADA.
If you dont live within the jurisdiction of the ADA, then once again I would guess that the presence (or absence) of American ratification of this treaty probably wont affect how it would be implemented in your own country anyways?
There must be something more to this... ??